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Song Parodies -> "Cross Product"

Original Song Title:

"Hot Blooded"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Foreigner

Parody Song Title:

"Cross Product"

Parody Written by:

Rice Cube & Watt Daddy

The Lyrics

A parody about the cross product of two vectors, which is a math thing used to figure out stuff like torque and magnetism.
Got a cross product, check it and see
I got two vectors, it will give me a three
Come on baby, gimme some i's, j's and k's
The cross product, the cross product!

You don't need t'use a TI, to know how to re-define
This here matrix does grow
Describe movement fine, let me draw another line
You wanna know what this new function will show

It's easy to do, we can have a physics class review
Just me and you, I'll show you how to do the right hand rule!

Now we've got cross products, check it and see
For magnetism and electricity
Come on baby, make a new matrix fast
The cross product, the cross product!

You doin' this right? Calculating speed of light, it's denoted by c
But you've got to take the cosine, come on girl, plot the new line
Now see, don't do dot product, that won't get you your degree

Are you smart enough, will you please help me with this torquing stuff?
Did I do it right, do I have to stay up late tonight?

To do cross products, check it and see
Take these vectors and then cosine of phi
Come on baby, see the new vector that's
The cross product, the cross product!

(Solo with calculator and computer noises and Professor Frink)

It's easy to do, we can have a physics class review
Now check this too, you can find this vector's magnitude!

So we've got cross products, check it and see
For magnetism and electricity
Come on baby, you just use your right hand
Get cross product, the cross product!

(Cross product) Do cosine (Cross product) you draw a new line
(Cross product) for these pendulum trials
(Cross product) we know (cross product) info compiled
(Cross product) got a vector to try (cross product) you just draw a new line
(Cross product) In th'Cartesian plane
(Cross product) for your (Cross product) new force range
We probably screwed up a few terms...while both of us are science guys, neither of us actually have a math degree.

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Billy Florio - November 07, 2003 - Report this comment
I think we have enough Math parodies to put out a compilation album now
Wild Man - November 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Very enjoyable!
cheerleader - November 09, 2003 - Report this comment
this was awesome!
Peregrin - November 12, 2003 - Report this comment
Good one! I liked the reference thrown in to Prof Frink too!
Rice Cube - November 12, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks for the comments. I think cosine is used in dot products, while sine is what's really used in cross products...at least that's what my brother the chemical engineer says.
Jeff Reuben - November 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Well, we've gone from cross-gender parodies to cross products. This is excellent, I'm going to have to forward it to some of my science/math friends!
Rice Cube - November 13, 2003 - Report this comment
I do love the Google ad searches that come up to the side :-D Weathervanes, really... :-D
Robert J. Pagliaro - November 13, 2003 - Report this comment
And I have no idea what you are talking about but this was very enjoyable. Nice job.
Johnny D - November 16, 2003 - Report this comment
Three MIT A's for you = 5.0 , 5.0 , and 5.0 ! Well done.
Johnny D - December 16, 2003 - Report this comment
Hey Rice Cube - you were kind enough to read, vote, and comment on my recent parody of Simon and Garfunkel’s “I Am A Rock” called “Leonard Played Spock”, so I’m inviting you to come on over and check out my new parody of “I Am A Rock” called “I Am A Chalk”:

http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/simonandgarfunkel22.shtml
Ethan Mawyer - February 28, 2004 - Report this comment
This seems to be pretty well written but like bob pagliaro i have no idea what you're talking about. i gave you 5-4-4
Johnny D - February 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Voted and commented four months ago, see above.
MysteryGoat - February 29, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm sorry I suck at math and have no idea what a cross product is. I gave you a 4 in funny because later on i'll learn what a cross product is and probably find it hilarious.
Jack Wilson - February 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job, Rice Cube and Watt Daddy! 5's!
Old Comedywriter - February 29, 2004 - Report this comment
I always like a good nerd/geek/tech parody (written a few myself!)
neminem - February 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Very nice. You just got yourselves some more 5s, from a fellow geek.
Mikey - February 29, 2004 - Report this comment
just excellant!
Phil Alexander - March 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Hell, I liked this one so much I voted for it rather than my own... very clever indeed.
2nz - March 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good. You didn't screw up any math vocab from where I'm standing. 5's
Diva - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Great work!
Claude Prez - March 05, 2004 - Report this comment
I didn't even think to use Professor Frink's voice for this until you mentioned him. Yeah, it made it even funnier. Damn, now I know why the votes are so close.
martha - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
I do like science/math parodies .. although I dont always really get the maning..very cleverly executed..
Melhi - March 09, 2004 - Report this comment
A smart parody. ...and, while I could, as easily, say that in reference to the subject, I'm talking about the writing skills behind it. :)
Agrimorfee - May 03, 2004 - Report this comment
ABC's Comp.--I was never good at math...544.
Johnny D - May 03, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Been here twice before (see above), still love it!
Adagio - May 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Really good! (I did get lost in the cosines, but the parody was great)
Spaff.com - May 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Though this is even foreign-er to me than most math parodies (nyuk nyuk), I know excellence when I see it. Hot!
Meriadoc - May 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Lemme see, cross product is what happens to make those little plastic scottie dogs you buy at Stuckey's roadside shop turn around and buss each other? I knew math was useful somewhere! :-O
Loosekanen (The Armstrong) - May 07, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm still shuddering from the hockey pucks in physics lab. My Chinese TA probably would have laughed all night but it brought back some nasty memories for me. 5,4,4 nonetheless. good job.
MysteryGoat - May 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Over two months later and I still don't know what a cross product is, how bout that.
Paul Robinson - May 16, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Rice & Watt - adds up ro "5-5-5" to me, and I don't need to cross-check those numbers. (Good thing, too)

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